Civic staffers and Boy Scouts recently joined forces with local volunteers to build a new playground for the city of Goodyear at Foothills Community Park.
Forty individuals completing the task on a single Saturday, according to a press release.
Goodyear Fire Department cadets, members of Boy Scout Troop 90 and Estrella residents contributed an average of over five hours to construct the new attraction.
City Council saw to funding recreational development of the property when it became clear that Foothills was the sole city park lacking a play area. Consequently, the city ordered up-to-date equipment, including a roller slide, merry-go-round, swing sets and climbing apparatus, geared to children age 2-12. A large awning-like shade sail was installed over the main play gear to shield children from sun and heat.
Parks and Recreation manager David Seid said that the new play area will help to entertain families of team sports players who practice and compete regularly in the same complex.
“Since this park is primarily used for baseball and soccer fields, this new playground provides the siblings of the players a place to play during practices and games,” Seid said.
Additionally, an approximately 4,000-square-foot portion of the site is landscaped to be “playground friendly” as it does not require watering, further enhancing Goodyear’s water conservation goals.
The park is at 12795 S. Estrella Parkway.